Settlers DS got terrible reviews. The Gamerankings average is 43% which is apparently quite generous. Eurogamer gave it 1/10, calling it “one of the most clumsy and broken games to receive a commercial release”.
Screw you guys. Incubation was fun. There have been much worse tactical, puzzly games. Hell, there have been plenty that cannot get either right. Incubation did it with a certain charm and with enough little items, features and doodads to make it enjoyable killing and puzzling.
In fact, I am going to say it again, Screw you guys.
P.S. Poor Settlers. I think it may be time to put 'er down.
I don’t know if any of the recent X-Com wannabe’s do this, but Incubation had a nice feature that I haven’t seen since. During the enemy turn, you would occasionally see the action of the turn from the alien’s viewpoint, not unlike the stalker-cam that you sometimes see in horror movies. While it broke the “I have no idea where those shots are coming from” fog of war that x-com had, it was exciting to see your team from the other side while the aliens were shooting.
Also with something like 5000 copies sold in the US, Incubation is collectible.
5,000 copies, one expansion, no sequels and 10 years ago and it is still brought up. It must have done something right. I had forgotten about the ‘through the eyes of the enemies’ shots. See, there were a lot of little things that made it more than just a puzzle-y X-Com copycat.
Man, my Wilderness Missions expansion is looking at me. I wonder how many hoops I would have to go through to get it to run.
Given that getting a sealed copy from them in the first place is nigh on impossible, what the fuck business do they have refusing to take back opened copies … sorry … rant … went to get the DS game High School Musical (9 yr old is super into it) called local EB
Do you have it?
Can you hold it for me?
And I go down and the box is on the shelf with a nice gummy price sticker on it and the cart & manual are in an envelope. They go to put a round sticker on it and I say “I thought you had a new one” and he says “this is new”. I said “so all of your games arrive in separate packages already open and you have to assemble them - unlike that sealed copy there (points to some XBOX game called Bio-something-something)?”
Sorry … know that is about the zillionth time someone has bitched about this, but jeez, I don’t care but if I’m getting it as a gift for one of my kids I want them to get to rip the plastic!
Oh … I have this coming to me from Goozex … this hasn’t exactly raised my excitement level!